Black History Month Conversation Series:
Remembering our past. Focused on our future.
In celebration of Black History Month, each Thursday in February, the UNC School of Education’s Dana Griffin — Dean’s Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — will host leaders in counseling education and psychology for hour-long, online discussions focused on the role of schools of education in uplifting and elevating Black youth, families, and communities. Join us on Thursdays at 11 a.m. EST to participate in the discussion.
About the Speaker
William Jackson (’18 Ph.D.)
CEO, Village of Wisdom
William Jackson, Ph.D., is the founder and “Chief Dreamer” of Village of Wisdom, a Durham, North Carolina-based organization that engages parents, school leaders, non-profit leaders, and community members to recognize the negative cognitive implication of racial bias on Black students. Jackson works with these same stakeholders to build strategies that help Black youth navigate and heal from the racial bias they are exposed to, especially those that occur in educational environments. Through this work, he has led his team at Village of Wisdom to create tools designed to help youth heal from racial bias experiences, develop racial bias resilience capacities (e.g., racial comeback lines) and identify how their interests align with social justice activities: two such tools are the Racial Genius Profile and the Racial Stress Coping Plan.